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Unless you have known problems with the steering head and swingarm bearings, it is best to leave them alone. Both are a real pain to get to. If you DO decide to take everything apart, I would get new bearings. Too much work to reuse the old bearings.
Wheel bearings cannot be lubricated. I would leave them alone too unless you have noticed a problem with them, then get new sealed bearings. You cannot get to the wheel bearings without removing them, and doing so destroys the bearing.
ALL the splines are super important however. You need to pack all of them with moly paste (at least 60%, I use 73%) this includes where the front bevel drive output shaft connects to the U joint, the back end of the drive shaft and pinion gear, and the splines where the wheel engages the final drive splines.
I am a motorcyclist, NOT a biker.
1997 Vulcan 750, purchased about a week ago
2006 Sportster 1200 Low
2013 Royal Enfield Bullet 500, converted to carb
2001 Yamaha XT225, heavily modified
2004 Honda Rebel 250
1979 Vespa P200E
2002 Vulcan 750 parts bike
1994 Yamaha XT225 parts bike